Saturday, September 17, 2016

It's Responsible Dog Ownership Day

Who knew there was a national day for that?  Well, it gave me a good excuse to use one of my favorite dog sets!  To all of you responsible dog owners out there, I applaud you!  Give your furries a head rub for me :)

The image and sentiment are from the Ruff Day stamp set.  Love this set!!!!  I used some bone designer paper and layered it on Early Espresso cardstock.  I framed the sentiment in a bone by punching out two hearts and adhered to a piece of Espresso cardstock.  Then, I finished it off with a bow :)

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Show Teachers Some Appreciation!

TGIF!!!  Happy Friday and I hope all the kids and teachers are off to a great school year. 

This week, the Sisters In Stamping are creating note cards for teachers.

These are the cards I created using the new In Color Designer Papers, Inks, and Enamel Dots.  I also used the Butterfly and Tags dies.  The sentiments came from the Tin of Cards set.

I packed them in a clear acrylic note card box and used some ribbon to tie it all together.
Thanks for looking and have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Show that school spirit!

Today is National College Colors Day!  So, I picked George Mason University for my project.  I went there and now my niece is going there!  I have to be honest and say I don't love their colors (Green and Gold), but I don't think any school has pink and purple as their school colors ;)

I chose to keep it very simple today.

I used the stamp from Badges and Banners and cut it out and the framing pieces using the Layering Circle Framelits.  I also used the Banners Framelits.  The cardstock I used was Garden Green and Crushed Curry.  I embossed the background piece using the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder.

Check out the other Sisters In Stamping college color projects here!

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Just Because

It's National Just Because Day!  So, I decided to use my adorable Just Beakause stamp set!  I love this set and haven't used it nearly as often as I'd like.  So, this was the perfect reason to use it again :)

I colored in each stamp using my markers and then stamping the cardstock.  I then used my Layering Circles dies to cut out each image.  I used some paper from an old Designer Series Pack.  They still looked like they needed something, so I added some colored pearl embellishments.  Fun!

Have a great day today, just because!  Thanks for looking :)

Friday, August 26, 2016

It's National Dog Day!

Happy National Dog Day to all of your dog and pet lovers!  Give your dog an extra treat for me today :)

In honor of this day, the Sisters In Stamping are featuring dog projects.  I decided to use my new Bella And Friends stamp set.  I bought a nice center step die at the scrapbooking convention this year and decided to give it a try.  I like it!  It does make the measuring and scoring so easy - you only use a half of a piece of cardstock too!  Anyway, here's the card I made this week:

I decided to use Dapper Denim cardstock and matching DSP, ribbon, and enamel shapes.  I left Bella uncolored, but did color her collar and tag with my markers (Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler).  I used the Layering Squares dies on the stamped image and framed piece.

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Happy Hawaiian Birthday!

I love this set that retired last year and I didn't even get to use it until now!  But, I have several friends that love Hawaii just as much as I do or are from Hawaii and I know this card will make them smile on their special day (hope so!).  So, I made two and used slightly different colored cardstock for each.  One is Pool Party and Crumb Cake.  The other uses Soft Sky and Sahara Sand.  I tore the cardstock and layered it to make it look like sand.  Then, I used my markers to color in the surf boards and then cut each one out.  I stamped the seashells in both Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake and used the mini punches to punch them out.  One of the seashells had to be cut out by hand as I didn't have a punch for it.  The turtle is stamped on Wild Wasabi cardstock using Garden Green ink, then cut by hand.  I bought the Hawaiian Happy Birthday stamp in Maui a couple years ago and stamped it using Memento Black Tuxedo ink on Crushed Curry cardstock.  It took a long time to make these two cards, but I love them and hope my friends will too!

Mahalo for looking and have a great day!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Treat Box

There are many tools I use for my paper crafts, but one of the best and most used is my Big Shot.  When it first came out, I didn't understand its potential!  Thank you, Debbie W., for seeing the potential and knowing I wouldn't be able to live without it.  It was one of the best Christmas gifts ever!!!!

Debbie Naylor, from the Sisters In Stamping group (and actually my real sister!), absolutely loves the Big Shot.  I know it is her "go to" tool.  That's why she picked it for today's SIS theme.

I decided to make a treat box using the Bakers Box Thinlit.  I used the gold embossed polka dotted paper from the Pop of Pink Specialty DSP pack and the gold foil sheet for the die cut "yum" and bow (bow builder punch).  It really does make it so easy and so quick to be able to run some paper through the Big Shot and assemble.  I filled the box with Rolos to match the gold :)  Yum!!!

Head on over the SIS blog here to see what other Big Shot projects were made!

Thanks for looking and have a great day and weekend!